Olympian (Sydney 2000) and Arjuna Awardee. Head Age group coach of the NMSA Blue Marlins competitive swim team.
Biggest smile of the lot!!!
Head Coach NMSA Marlins, Asca level 1&,2 Certified Austwim TSW & INF
Shifts from good cop to bad cop once he hits the pool deck!!
Certified AUSTSWIM TSW, ASCTA level 1
The grumpy voice on the phone due to answering 1000 calls a day!!
Certified AUSTWIM TSW, ASCA level 1 & NIS short course. Represented kerela at the swimming nationals
The health freak who never touches sugar!!
Our photography pro and can generally be found handling classes at the Hilton Hotel and Ulsoor
An ex national level water polo player and is KSA level 1 certified. Kids love his classes especially the fun stuff at the end of class.
Completing AUSTSWIM TSW.
Always shows up a little late but is still a favorite with the students for his poolside manner.
KSA LEVEL 1 LIFEGAURD, ASCA LEVEL 1 & 2
The only thing he loves more than coaching our budding competitive swimmers is his online video games.
A former water polo player for Manipur and an ASCA level 1 certified coach.
Always stylish both inside the pool and out. Gets the best reviews from the parents at mercure.
Affectionately called Phobe by the kids. Always laughing and keeping the kids excited about their swimming!
Former national level diver and completing AUSTSWIM TSW
The only one qualified to do a handstand dive off the high board at ulsoor!! .
Keeps adults and kids in his classes at Mercure in high spirits. Loves to go biking when hes back home in Manipur.
A national level swimmer and certified Pilates instructor who combines her two passions at the pool.
Most at home trekking the mountains whenever she has a break.
KSA LEVEL 1 LIFEGAURD & Teaching Certification,
One of our youngest coaches but has a great rapport with all the swimmers
ASCA level 1 and 2 and AUSTSWIM TSW
The student who got obsessed with swimming and then became a coach.
He can give you swimming stats in a flash!!
Ex national level swimmer and now her son trains with the NMSA competitive team. Shes taken her love for swimming one step further by starting coaching.
Also makes the best healthy brownies!!
50 m breaststroke national record holder. His classes are always unique and he always gets people coming back for more!!
Never a dull moment around Lobo
An ex state level swimmer who is also a hotel management graduate.
The kids dont stress him out, but his post swim hair care routine does!
Certified AUSTWIM TSW, ASCA level 1 & NIS short course.
Been with us the longest and kids love the crazy nicknames he comes up with and fun activities.
AUSTSWIM TSW Certified. Swam with Nisha for most of her life and coached for the rest of her life.
Best known for her editing and spell checking our FB page. One of the biggest Harry Potter fans!
AUSTSWIM TSW and Infant Certified. Her interests are varied from running a full marathon for fun to also being a NOLS certified trek leader as well as working with NGO's.
KSA level 1 certified.
Always a big grin before and after class.
Due to the small instructor student ratio we do not allow extensions / refunds in case of sickness and travel. In order to maintain quality and also to ensure safety we cannot allow extensions however genuine the reasons may be.
We maintain a 1:8 ratio for beginner and intermediate level kids. For adults and advanced swimmers the ratio would depend on the level the participants are working at.
We insist that there is a person accompanying the child at all times and who needs to sit within the vicinity of the pool. This is firstly a measure of safety. Additionally if the child needs to go to the toilet someone needs to accompany them as the coach cannot leave the other children in the pool.
Finally at the end of the class the coach is not responsible for the childs safety once they have dismissed the class. Therefore the guardian needs to take responsibility at the end of the class.
With regards to adult classes, most of our locations are not keen on having people sitting outside the pool as there are ladies in the pool. Therefore please do not bring friends and relatives to observe the classes.
Swimsuit, towel and cap (in case of long hair). Goggles are optional but highly recommended
especially for beginner kids. Kids should be given kids size goggles (available at Speedo stores).
Swimsuits can be any type of length, they cannot be cotton or denim material and also cannot be white as this becomes transparent in water.
Waterproof sunblock is recommended for daytime classes. SPF 30 or above and completely waterproof. Please note that it is not chlorine that leads to a tan, hence if you swim in an
There are 6 levels for kids and 4 levels for adults.
KIDS LEVELS ARE
TADPOLE - Toddlers 1-4 years
STARFISH - first timers above 4 years who are total beginners
FROG - children who have learnt to propel themselves in the water but still need assistance
TURTLE - confident to swim independently freestyle backstroke and learning breaststroke
DOLPHIN - fluency in 3 strokes and learning butterfly arms and legs
SHARKS - proficiency in all 4 strokes, dive starts, underwater and capable of entering competitions
ADULT LEVELS ARE
BRONZE - Total Beginners learning the basics of freestyle floating, kicking, pulling and side breathing
SILVER - Confident in water, improving freestyle technique and learn Backstroke & Breast stroke
GOLD- Proficient in all 4 strokes including butterfly, improving endurance, treading water & dives
ALL STARS- Swim more then 1km continuously ,complete Individual medleys, flip turns, water safety skills
In order to structure our classes better, effective summer of 2016, we will be handing out certificates at the end of each camp to all participants. We will also have asessment criteria at the back of the certificates. Once all the criteria for a level is ticked off you will then be eligible to get a certificate for that level. Assessments will be carried out on the last class of the camp and certificates signed by the instructor. In case you re-enroll for another batch at the same level, you will get a certificate with the additional skills you have learnt in that batch.
Not unless you are a member of the facility. Additionally please do not allow kids to play in the water prior to the camp as they get tired, cold and therefore want to get out of the water early. Additionally the academy has an agreement with all locations only for class hours. Lastly this would not be safe as the instructor will not be around prior to and post class and the child is your responsibilty at this time.
On the first day of class, please bring up any medical issues such as asthma, epilepsy, heart conditions and any injuries / surgeries. Alternatively for children if there are any learning disabilities the coach needs to be aware of this. It is extremely important that these are discussed openly with the coach so that the class may be modified accordingly.